For 291 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 53% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 42% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 1.2 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Paula Nechak's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 The Endurance
Lowest review score: 0 Held Up
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 19 out of 291
291 movie reviews
    • 65 Metascore
    • 67 Paula Nechak
    Don't give the kids any sugar before this one -- it's so hyperactive it'll send them into overdrive without it.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 42 Paula Nechak
    Though it does present the facts of Susann's life, it skims them so quickly and with such glorious glee that we never get a sense of who this woman really was.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 83 Paula Nechak
    It's LaPaglia's finest, deepest role and he's matched by Armstrong, who makes Sonja's undaunting optimism palpable within a trying marriage that's gulping for breath.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Paula Nechak
    Gorgeous re-creation of another time.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 83 Paula Nechak
    If you can forgive some plot artifice and gloss, there's a seductively intuitive and resonant theme resting at the core of Jeremy Podeswa's haunting new film.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Paula Nechak
    The teen parties and sidekick silliness are time filler, and not very good filler either -- why even Bruce Willis shows up in a scene that has nothing to do with the story.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Paula Nechak
    An enigmatic but gorgeous film.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 75 Paula Nechak
    What emerges is a funny and sometimes aching movie that treads familiar dysfunctional family turf but still manages to eke out an emotionally toned balance.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 42 Paula Nechak
    The vapid plot line follows the same narrative arc as "Tootsie" but hasn't the heart or purpose of that film.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 91 Paula Nechak
    A radically disturbing and memorable movie whose images don't easily fade or diminish in power.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 67 Paula Nechak
    In some ways it suffers from the same unredemptive afflictions as Elwood and his gang: It's a bit flaccid and flabby and lumbers gracelessly along without self awareness or humanity.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 83 Paula Nechak
    Compassionate, potent documentary.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Paula Nechak
    (Fiennes's) Onegin is clueless to anything other than the sensual world, and is finally more repellent than sympathetic.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 67 Paula Nechak
    Director Marcelo Pineyro imbues the film with mood and style and yet the violent climax holds little thrall as a lack of character development makes it had to care about the robbers' fate.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 83 Paula Nechak
    It demands people pay attention and look inward to find the private compass that will navigate us through murky sensibilities that are as capable of seducing us as they are Tom Ripley.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 83 Paula Nechak
    The real find in this lovely family film is Castle-Hughes, who makes Pai's confusion, emotional fragility and devotion palpable.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Paula Nechak
    While the film is technically polished and visually breathtaking, it lacks depth and becomes little more than a lawless fairy tale packed with pretty people.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 83 Paula Nechak
    This devastating film is buoyed by Dequenne's bravura willingness to go all out; she's a baby-faced kid when the camera focuses full on and an exceptionally beautiful young woman in profile.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 58 Paula Nechak
    Outside of a smart performance by Shawn Hatosy as Tim Dunphy, there just isn't much that's enlightening or new in this intimate recollection.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 42 Paula Nechak
    As has been the case with most of Shepard's plays, transfer to the movies spells doom.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 42 Paula Nechak
    After its midway mark, just lumbers until it fizzles out.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Paula Nechak
    It lacks, despite the remarkable techno effects by wizard Stan Winston, originality and charisma.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 58 Paula Nechak
    The actors navigate tough characters through emotional mayhem with such intense determination it's a shame they're undercut by the intrusive voice-over.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 67 Paula Nechak
    It's light and airy and, unlike the land-locked planes, runs the risk of nearly floating away into innocuous obscurity.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 83 Paula Nechak
    It's a solid study in paranoia and gamesmanship.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 91 Paula Nechak
    It assaults us with violence, brutality, sexual confusion and anarchy and has enough bruising, punishing humor to keep us laughing with relief.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 58 Paula Nechak
    It's a well-acted but rote and strictly by the book "war movie."
    • 32 Metascore
    • 50 Paula Nechak
    You walk away wishing they had more than this scant and often shoddy material with which to enjoy their rollicking and racy good time.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Paula Nechak
    The biggest tragedy about Milos Forman's foray into the life and times of Spanish artist Francisco De Goya is the waste of so much great raw material.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 42 Paula Nechak
    This sci-fi film noir craves a passionate center, an intoxicating core or some pulse that makes us want to keep taking that first step into dark waters, but it leaves us drowning in its quiet tedium instead.

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